The Metropolis of Toronto will decrease its flags for 9 days in reminiscence of the 215 youngsters whose our bodies had been discovered buried at a residential college in BC.
Mayor John Tory announced the move on Sunday, noting that 9 days comes out to 215 hours – one for every life misplaced.
The Toronto Signal at Nathan Phillips Sq. might be dimmed as properly on Sunday evening.
“It is a heartbreaking reminder of the horrible and shameful legacy of residential colleges and the hundreds of harmless youngsters who died,” Tory stated.
“We all know this discovery can even be tough for survivors of the residential college system and a reminder of the trauma they endured.”
I do know we’ve all been horrified by the invention of the our bodies of 215 youngsters on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential College in Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation territory. pic.twitter.com/ngJTUhOjDC
— John Tory (@JohnTory) May 30, 2021
The Toronto Raptors are following go well with, and can decrease the flags on the OVO Athletic Centre for 215 hours.
“We The North is a rally cry for all Canadians to come back collectively and acknowledge that additional reality and reconciliation is required,” the team tweeted.
On Thursday, the Tk’emlups te Secwépemc First Nation introduced that the stays of 215 youngsters had been discovered buried on the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential College.
The British Columbian college was the biggest establishment within the Indian Affairs residential college system, working for almost 90 years.
“To our information, these lacking youngsters are undocumented deaths,” stated Kukpi7 (Chief) Rosanne Casimir. “Some had been as younger as three years previous.”
The present findings are “preliminary,” and the survey of the grounds is predicted to proceed till mid-June, Tk’emlups te Secwépemc stated.